CENRO Calaca joins pilot testing of wood-based identification mobile app

Are you curious about what kind of tree species your wooden furniture at home is made of? Worry no more as you will be able to identify it soon using your mobile phone!

The Department of Environment and Natural Resources (DENR) of Region IV-A CALABARZON in Calaca, Batangas has joined the pilot testing of a wood-based identification mobile app called ‘kAhoI: Image-based wood identification using artificial intelligence.’

Using the application is very simple. The user only needs to upload an image of the end grain of the wood.

Photo courtesy by DENR CALABARZON

The development of the project aims to provide forestry-related sectors such as the DENR, wood processing plants (WFPs), and State Universities and Colleges (SUCs) an easier way of wood identification and proper selection of species.

This project is developed by students from the University of the Philippines – College of Forestry and Natural Resources led by Dr. Rosalie Mendoza.

Dr. Mendoza presented the rationale and user interface of the application which has a wood identification database containing various macroscopic end-grain images.

These images were taken from authentic samples of 20 selected Philippines species that are significant to DENR.

Photo courtesy by DENR CALABARZON

As the team wants to evaluate the efficiency of the application, they proceeded to CENRO Calaca in Batangas impounding area and took end-grain macroscopic photos of confiscated woods using a macro lens.

Photos were then uploaded and processed on the kAhoI application to verify and identify the species of the wood.

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Posted by DENR CALABARZON on Sunday, April 10, 2022
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